Arizona mainstay David Rose has passed away after a lengthy battle with numerous respiratory problems.
Rose first drifted into Arizona in 1975, wrestling under that name, first as a heel and later as a baby. He would also work under a mask as The American and Mr. Wrestling, During his varied runs, he promoted as well as wrestled, holding a number of indy titles. A few years ago, he left Arizona for Kansas, when his health really declined.
Rose was instrumental in helping to train numerous regional wrestlers as well. Some are still active to this date.
Among the varied people Rose had notable feuds with in Arizona were Jody Arnold, Billy Anderson, Paul Harvey, Mr. Southern Comfort, Cowboy Bob Yuma, The Lumberjacks, The Black Mamba, Maniac Mike Gordon, John Ringer and Special Forces.
His remains were evidently cremated, with the family planning to scatter them someplace in the future..